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Axis & Allies and Zombies brings undead to the classic WWII strategy game

First details on how the game will work<p><i>Axis & Allies</i>, the classic strategy board game created by Larry Harris and first published in 1981, is getting a new, over-the-top adaptation. The team at Avalon Hill — the board games division of Hasbro’s Wizards of the Coast — is adding zombies to the mix …

Board Games

Hands-on with the RED Hydrogen One, a wildly ambitious smartphone

Come for the holograms, stay for the modules<p>We just got a look at the upcoming RED Hydrogen One smartphone at an event meant for “RED Pioneers” (read: superfans). It is, without a doubt, one of the most ambitious smartphones in years from a company not named Apple, Google, or Samsung. It’s an …

Mobile Technology

This revolution in our understanding of depression will be life-transforming | Edward Bullmore

The discovery of genes that are linked to the crippling condition throws up exciting new possibilities for its successful treatment<p>Depression runs in families, we know. But it is only very recently, and after considerable controversy and frustration, that we are beginning to know how and why. The …

Depression

Pruitt Proposes New Rule Defining What Science Can Be Used By EPA

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, has proposed a new rule that restricts scientific research that can be used by the agency for its regulatory decisions.<p>The proposed rule only allows the use of studies that make all data publicly available for anyone to analyze. Pruitt …

EPA

How To: Run Kali Linux as a Windows Subsystem

Kali Linux is known as being the de facto penetration-testing Linux distribution but can be a pain to use as an everyday OS — even more of a pain if …

This New App Will Help You Identify the Plants and Animals You See in Nature

Learn the difference between a poppy and a windflower.<p>New app Seek is giving curious outdoorsy types an easy way to identify the plants and animals …

Machine Perception

MIT’s new headset reads the ‘words in your head’

There’s always been a glaring issue with voice computing: Talking to a voice assistant with other people around makes you feel like a bit of a weirdo. It’s a big part of the reason we’ve been seeing the technology start to take off in the home, where people feel a little less self-conscious talking …

Self-awareness

Madeleine Albright Warns: Don't Let Fascism Go 'Unnoticed Until It's Too Late'

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright describes herself as an "optimist who worries a lot." And lately, it seems, there has been much to worry about.<p>Albright's new book, <i>Fascism: A Warning,</i> starts by describing how Hitler and Mussolini came to power in the 20th century, then warns about …

Political Science

How to Build the Best Mouse Trap Car

This simple science experiment can be fine-tuned to perfection.<p>Mouse trap cars are a common high school science experiment: power a mechanical car made of wood with a single mouse trap. In this video from Mark Rober, we get deep into the mechanics of what makes these cars go, and how to optimize …

Emerging Technology

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Here’s what the US Air Force sees the future of war to be

Earlier this month, Russia outlined a vision for its future based around six new ‘superweapons’ including nuclear-powered cruise missiles and …

Military

Are we quantum computers? International collaboration will investigate the brain's potential for quantum computation

Much has been made of quantum computing processes using ultracold atoms and ions, superconducting junctions and defects in diamonds, but could we be …

CIA releases rules and materials for its training board games

These documents provide some fascinating insight into how and why the secretive government agency designs games for use as teaching tools. ...

Physicists Are About to Attempt The 'Impossible' - Turning Light Into Matter

E=mc2 becomes m=E/c2.<p>Theoretically, it should be possible to turn light into matter. In practice, well - "easier said than done" is an understatement.<p>…

Physics

Why humans are optimised for endurance running, not speed

Roger Bannister’s four-minute mile, while a remarkable human milestone, is noteworthy from a comparative physiology standpoint only for its mediocrity. A seminal paper by AV Hill on biomechanics illustrates the point with a table of maximum speeds across the animal kingdom – humans are outperformed …

Roger Bannister

North Korea says willing to hold talks with U.S. and halt nuclear pursuit while negotiations last: South

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - Feeling the pressure of sanctions, North Korea seems “sincere” in its apparent willingness to halt nuclear tests if it held denuclearization talks with the United States, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday as U.S., South Korean and Japanese officials voiced …

North Korea

Quantum Theory Bends The Limits of Physics, Showing Two-Way Signaling May Be Possible

The limit does not exist.<p>Quantum physics just beat classical physics again.<p>A single quantum particle can send a two-way signal, scientists have …

LSD Study Reveals Unprecedented "Harmonic" Reorganization of Brain

The drug appears to hit a "reset" button in the brain.<p>Ongoing neuroscience research on psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin is increasingly …

Neuroscience

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The Army says its next-generation assault rifle will pack a punch like a tank's main gun

The Army claims its new assault rifle will unleash a hailstorm of specially-designed shells with as much chamber pressure as a battle tank to tear through even the most advanced body armor — and if all goes according to plan, the soldiers will get them to play with sooner than they thought.<p>The …

Stratolaunch Rumbles Down Runway As Pentagon's Interest In Rapid Space Access Mounts

As Paul Allen's space launch mothership preps for its first flight the USAF has begun accelerating its quick access to space initiatives.<p>Twitter …

MIT Engineers Have Built a Device That Pulls Electricity Out of Thin Air

It doesn't need sunlight, batteries, or wind.<p>Temperature changes large and small are happening around us all the time, and scientists have come up …

The Solo: A Star Wars Story Trailer Re-Cut to the Beastie Boys Has No Right to Be This Great

Earlier this month, we got our long-awaited first trailer for the Han Solo <i>Star Wars</i> spinoff film, and it was actually pretty fine. Not the disaster …

Star Wars

The drugs do work: antidepressants are effective, study shows

Antidepressants work – some more effectively than others – in treating depression, according to authors of a groundbreaking study which doctors hope will finally put to rest doubts about the controversial medicine.<p>Millions more people around the world should be prescribed pills or offered talking …

Mental Health

SpaceX to launch its satellite internet prototypes this weekend (update: delay)

For years, Elon Musk has been talking about his plans to launch thousands of low-orbiting satellites that will be able to provide high speed internet to people around the globe. While the details of those satellites have been kept largely under wraps, we've known that the first round of prototypes …

Look At This Fantastic Minecraft City

Octovon, a group of <i>Minecraft</i> players so good at building maps that they’re available for commissions, are responsible for this absolute work of …

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These 15 Questions Can Help You Determine if Your Relationship Is Worth Keeping

6. Is your partner your best friend?<p>Decisions are a part of life. At various times you may need to choose the best vacation spot, job candidate, …

Today, Michio Kaku described what life will look like in twenty years

by Jolene Creighton February 11, 2018 Future Society 37648<p>Earlier today, Michio Kaku spoke at the World Government Summit in Dubai. I was fortunate …

Living Rooms

The special data device SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy sent to orbit is just the start

On board the Tesla Roadster that Elon Musk sent hurtling towards the sun, aiming for a long, leisurely Earth-Mars orbit, there were a few pieces of miscellaneous cargo.<p>A so-called ‘Starman,’ which is a life-size mannequin wearing a production version of the SpaceX crew spacesuit; a miniature car …

Falcon Heavy

People with depression use language differently — here’s how to spot it

From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes this "language of depression" can have a powerful effect on others. Just consider the impact …